The Mac question

gundamvi

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 19, 2005
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Hello hello. Here comes another one of these mac quesitons. Question is, how well does the new G5's do with 3D programs such as Lightwave, and all the others? Will it handle it or should I look into getting a pc(oh no) for that? I want to stick with macs.
:confused:
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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dmw007 said:
gundamvi, the new Power Mac G5s are super fast at any task that you throw their way. Just check out Apples website for some G5 benchmarks.

http://www.apple.com/powermac/performance/

Here is a link to the lightwave benchmark on Apple's website
http://images.apple.com/powermac/performance/images/lightwave20050427.jpg

Remember that Apple's own benchmarks are usually a tad optimistic but nevertheless, dmw007 is right in that a G5 will handle pretty much anything you could possibly want from it with relative ease.
 

wide

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May 17, 2004
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just to warn you...in this forum you shouldn't say "MAC" in reference to a Mac computer. some people get annoyed. not me though :), just letting you know
 

dmw007

macrumors G4
May 26, 2005
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wide said:
just to warn you...in this forum you shouldn't say "MAC" in reference to a Mac computer. some people get annoyed. not me though :), just letting you know
MAC = M-oney A-ccess C-ard (the one you stick in an ATM).
 

gundamvi

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 19, 2005
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Thanks everyone, Mac for all graphics and 3D it is. Which program is probably better? 3d that is? :confused:
 

wiseguy27

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Apr 30, 2005
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Maya

gundamvi said:
Thanks everyone, Mac for all graphics and 3D it is. Which program is probably better? 3d that is? :confused:
Maya (http://www.aliaswavefront.com) is well known. I don't know about any others. :)

Maya also has a personal edition that's free to use (although you may not be able to use the things you produce).
 

Mood

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Jun 29, 2005
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wide said:
just to warn you...in this forum you shouldn't say "MAC" in reference to a Mac computer. some people get annoyed. not me though :), just letting you know

let them get annoyed, obsessive compulsive disorder feraks.